Refurbished with care and attention allowing you to enjoy a relaxing self-catering holiday.


Refurbished in 2012, Barley Cottage offers ridiculously comfy beds, cosy afternoons in front of the log burning stove, modern bath/shower rooms, a private secluded garden and breathtaking views across picturesque countryside.

Barley Cottage is a lovely, 4* Visit Scotland rated, 3 bedroom self-catering property on a working farm in the heart of East Lothian, near the pretty conservation village of Athelstaneford. It is close to the towns of North Berwick and Haddington and less than a mile by private road to Drem train station allowing direct access by train to Edinburgh and North Berwick.

The kitchen is a lovely bright room with a dining table and all the modern conveniences you will require; electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

The large living room, like the kitchen, is south facing with views over the Garleton Hills. There is a woodburning stove with plenty of cut logs to keep you cosy. There is a flat screen LCD TV with DVD player and a CD player with radio and iPod/iPhone dock.

There is a large bathroom downstairs and a shower room with underfloor heating upstairs

A separate and secure storage area is dedicated to the cottage for all your activity gear, prams and pushchairs and wet and dirty kit to help keep the cottage clean and comfortable.

The large, private garden is accessed through the living room and is enclosed for privacy and the safety of young children. There is a patio and lawn area with garden furniture and a barbeque provided.

The sleeping accommodation is located on the first floor. There are two double bedrooms, both with velcro link beds allowing them to be set up as twin or super king bedrooms. The third bedroom has bunkbeds.

Bedrooms 3 
Sleeps 6 
Bathrooms 2  
4* Visit Scotland Rated

A travel cot, highchair, stair gate, toys and other child friendly extras are available at no extra cost for our ‘wee’ guests.

A warm welcome awaits from our very own Highland cows, Lucy & Isobel, who sleep just across the garden fence!

What's Included

Central Heating, Bathroom, Cooker, Cots – 1 Travel Cot, Dishwasher, Dryer, DVD Player, Fridge Freezer
Highchair, Linen and Towels, Microwave, Parking (2 Cars), Private Garden, Secure Storage Area, Shower Room, Stereo System, TV, Washer Dryer, Wi-Fi, Wood Burning Stove, Zip Link Beds

All linen, towels, electricity, heating and services are included. The cottage has WiFi for guests’ use. The cottage is strictly non-smoking but smoking is permitted in the garden. We regret that, with the exception of guide dogs, no pets are allowed.


Activities Nearby

Golfing, Walking, Cycling, Sandy Beaches, Historic Villages & Castles, Horse Riding, and Animal Farms


The cottage larder is stocked with the following items for your use: Tea, Granulated Coffee, Sugar, Salt and Pepper, Olive oil, Cling film, Kitchen roll, Toilet roll, Washing powder, Washing up liquid, Dishwasher tablets, and Cleaning products.

We have a Tescos, Co-operative and Asda all within 15 minutes drive and TescoAsda and all deliver to the farm so why not get them to do the hard work for you? If you are arranging for groceries to be delivered please make sure that you are in the cottage to receive the delivery. Unfortunately we can’t guarantee that there will be someone available to accept delivery for you.

Child Friendly Extras

With two wee ones of our own, we know how important it is when embarking on a family holiday that the accommodation is a home away from home. Happy children make for relaxed adults!

We also know that packing for a family holiday and the amount of kit you need adds to the stress levels when preparing for holidays. With this in mind we have put together a store of child and baby friendly items for your use to minimise what you have to squeeze into your car!

We have a travel cot, waterproof mattress protectors, high chair,  toddler friendly cutlery and crockery, bathroom step, stair gate and fire guard for your use. We can also provide a baby bath, electric steam steriliser, potty, toddler toilet seat and age specific toys.  Just let us know prior to your arrival if you wish to borrow any of this equipment and we’ll have it in the cottage ready for your arrival.

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